Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023
The Civil War in 1863
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2013
Today's Program: Despair, Defeat, Redemption & Determination: The Army of the Potomac in 1863, with D. Scott Hartwig
1863 proved a stern tested of the Army of the Potomac's resiliency.It emerged from Fredericksburg and the subsequent "mud march" disgusted, angry, and demoralized.Joe Hooker rebuilt the army and restored its pride and discipline then led it to defeat at Chancellorsville.But the army shook this disaster off, soldiered on, and recovered to find its redemption at Gettysburg, its greatest victory.Great as Gettysburg was, a hard, grim road lay ahead of the army.It spent the fall sparring with the enemy and readying itself for the death grapple that would come in the spring.
This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 10 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gettMore »